Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 00:54:35 -0500
From: DanB <>
Subject: Re: Windshield washer pump goodluck?

Gina - Thanks for the reply... I bought some more fluid and almost poured it in too, but after seeing that everything was still connected up and hearing no noise from the pump, I went after the fuse then to the pump. I believe in my past I've had to replace the nozzels that attach to the hood but they went one at a time. We have a running joke that if I just "threaten" to take something apart it often mysteriously starts working. In this case I may have disturbed the bearing inside the pump enough to get it working again? -Dan Gina wrote: > Dan, > > The sprayer for windshield wipers on my 89 900s also stopped working a few > weeks back. . Fuses were all fine, when I pressed the control, could hear that > pump motor was running in a manner that seemed to sound fine, only there was no > fluid coming out on my windshield. Bought wiper fluid thinking, OK I must have > run out. Went to fill up resevoir only to find it over 1/2 way full. Pressed > control again to see what was up and felt water drop hit my elbow. Looked up > and found that all the water/fluid was escaping because the "Y-shaped" hose > connector found on the inside of the hood had become old, brittle and had a > section that had a break in it and was coming off. Went and bought a 3/16 > Yshaped Hose Connector for $1.59, reattached hoses and all is well. > > I'm not really a "car person", but I did have what sounds like a similar > problem as you. If though, my explanation above is ridiculously off target/ > embarrassingly simplistic, be kind and don't laugh too hard...I'll be crawling > away in shame (-; > > Regards, > -Gina > > To reply, remove "spam this" from address.

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